About

Rebecca Coleman

I come from a background in the arts. Writing was my first love: I wrote my first short story when I was 9, and was winning prizes for them at 17. But in my first year of university, I discovered the theatre, and we had a mad and passionate affair that continues to this day. My work in the theatre was both on- and back-stage, and for more than 10 years, I’ve been doing freelance publicity in the arts.

I got interested in social media as an alternative way to publicize my client’s work, and have immersed myself in learning about how to market using social media for the last 6 years. It has lead me to write three books, teach workshops as far away as Australia, and become a professor at a University and an instructor at BCIT.

I work primarily with small businesses, arts and non-profit organizations to help them to create social media marketing plans to harness the power of social media to grow their businesses.

I write. A lot. I love it. It’s creative expression….

Food is another great passion of mine. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, and I love to travel and try new foods. I love to cook for family and friends. I have a recipe blog, Cooking by Laptop, and I write about restrictive diets on Vancity Buzz.

I sit on the Board of Directors for The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society and the Shameless Hussies.

The true love of my life is my 11-year-old son, Michael. I couldn’t go a day without coffee, my Macbook Pro, my iPhone. Did I mention I was tall? Almost 6 feet. I love a big red wine, stinky cheeses, and being surrounded by the mountains, trees and ocean.

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Rebecca Coleman is an amazing combination of expert, coach and arts advocate in the independent arts world. When Rebecca recommends a strategy it is because she knows that it is the best path. There is no one with her direct experience in Australia. Her tour “down under” was a huge success with 72% of seminar attendees saying that there were concrete strategies that they could immediately employ that would make a difference to their arts business in the next 1-3 months. Rebecca’s humour, wisdom and experience create a learning atmosphere of trust and support. Her website and book are a constant source of quality advice and best-practice content.
–John Paul Fischbach, Executive Director, Auspicious Arts Incubator, Melbourne, Australia

Street Cred:

Member of the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association.

Rebecca Coleman: Marketing Maven (The Biz Blog)

Wednesday “Bump” Day: Art of the Biz Blog (UQ Events Blog)

Kicking up a Stink about B.C.’s Provincial Budget Cuts with Social Media Mavin Rebecca Coleman (Vancouver Observer)

A Social Media Conversation with Rebecca Coleman (by Rebecca Krause-Hardie)

The Big Orange Slide: Interview with Ian MacKenzie

Social Media Time Management

Social Media Books for the Beginner

Learning the Art of Social-Media-izing

John Mclachlan: Podcast

A Symphony of Tweets (The Vancouver Sun, Jan 8, 2011)

The Express (March 9, 2011)

Deals Out there with Group Coupons (News 1130, March 21, 2011)

Classroom Distraction: The Device Vice (The Link Newspaper, March 5, 2013)

Nominated for Most Inspiring Social Media User, Best Blog and Most Likely to Become a Social Media Celebrity at the #SMCV11 Awards.

Nominated as one of Vancouver Mom’s Top Mom Bloggers, 2013.

Featured in BC Business Magazine, July, 2013